Expanding and Upgrading Commercial Retail Spaces
Every Project has a Motivation
The motivation for the remodel was twofold - physical expansion and brand enhancement. Our client, a Real Estate Design Manager, shared their insights into the purpose of the project. For this location, the client was presented with a unique opportunity. They had leased a portion of their building, and their tenant was vacating the space. It was the perfect time for O’Reilly to seize the moment, expand their business, and align the outdated branding with their new, modern standards. Our client referred to As-Built plans as "CD sets", or construction document sets, underscoring their role as the foundation for the remodel.
- Floor Plan
- Roof Plan
- Reflected Ceiling Plan
- Exterior Elevations
- Site Plan
Choosing the Right As-Built Partner for a Multi-Site Project
Selecting the right partner for creating As-Built plans is a significant decision. Our client identified two unique reasons for their decision to partner with Precision Property Measurements for this multi-site project: their need for quick turnaround time and our national availability and readiness to meet requirements.
“PPM has the quickest turnaround time in terms of receiving the final deliverable. We work with lots of companies, and PPM is the only company that readily has people available across the nation to quickly tackle our As-Built survey needs.”
– Real Estate Design Manager, O’Reilly Remodel
Quality Assurance: Excellence in Every Detail
Quality Assurance is a critical step in PPM’s As-Built process. Pyra Pao, the PPM QA Specialist for this project, shared, “We deliver Worry-Free As-Built plans so every plan type is important. The Reflected Ceiling Plan was the most time-consuming, especially the sales floor or retail space. One method that helped me review it was having the photo reference or ‘panoramic tour’ oriented the same way as the floor plan. That way the items in the photos lined up with the floor plan and were much easier to confirm.” (pictured right)
Pyra offered insights into the surveying and drafting processes: “This was surveyed without an advanced LiDAR scanner, so all the information was captured with photos and laser distance meter measurements. If I were to draft this site, the biggest challenge I would face would be documenting the correct heights and spacings of RCP items.” (pictured below)
Pyra enjoys quality checking projects that require minimal revisions. He values creating accurate As-Built plans the first time around, as well as the essence of quality assurance – precision and accuracy. Drafters and modelers at PPM always aim to make their deliverables as accurate as possible before handing them off to their respective QA safety nets.
As-Built Plans Instill Confidence
All in all, the journey of commercial remodels, especially those involving multiple locations, is a collaborative effort. As-Built plans serve as the foundation, ensuring every detail is able to be built upon to bring about the project’s vision before moving into construction. With the right partner, which includes a dedicated Quality Assurance Specialist, and a client’s vision, these projects evolve from ideas into successful transformations. The value of As-Built plans is not merely in the data; it’s in the potential they unlock, the precision they deliver, and the confidence they instill in businesses looking to expand and upgrade their brand.